Breeding

Breeding

Pro Club breeders share your passion for raising exceptional dogs and cats,
bettering breeds and celebrating accomplishments. Explore breeding resources
that can help you develop the next generation of champions in the ring, in the field,
and in the homes of loving families.

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The winner of 57 Bests in Show, MBIS/MBISS GCHP Stone Run Afternoon Tea granted Team Siba their dreams of a lifetime when she took Best in Show at the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Genetic testing for canine diseases, including new panel DNA testing and how these tests impact breed diversity and the health of dog breeds, was featured in one of the sessions at the AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health..
Preparing a bitch nutritionally to whelp a litter of puppies begins even before she is bred. Veterinary nutritionists and reproduction specialists agree that body condition -- a body fitness report card -- has an impact on reproductive success.

You’ve bred your bitch, and now begins the wait period for puppies to be born. During this time, your No.

Many considerations go into building a kennel or adding on to an existing kennel.

Oftentimes when a dog breeding fails, people tend to overlook the male half of the reproduction equation. In reality, it is best to look first for problems with the male dog, advises Margaret V.

Ovulation timing, the telltale indicator that a brood bitch is ovulating and thus ready to breed, is the most common thing to go wrong in dog breeding.

Nesting is a primary maternal instinct of an expectant brood bitch. Pregnant dogs in the wild would select a secluded spot with adequate warmth and shelter and then camouflage the den with grass, sticks, branches, and brush.

Meet Purina Pro Club Pro Laurel Behnke, dog handler, dog breeder and dog groomer to learn why she feeds her dogs Purina Pro Plan dog food.
Meet Terri Keller, a pro who breeds service dogs to provide emotional and trauma support. Here she answers questions concerning breed, service, and nutrition.
Meet Purina Pro Club Pro, Mike Stewart, a sporting dog trainer and breeder, and find out why he chooses Purina Pro Plan for his labs.
Meet Purina Pro Club Pro, Amber McCune, a national champion agility trainer as she explains why she loves feeding her dogs, Notch and Kaboom, Purina Pro Plan.